ShopBot Tools
ShopBot Tools

ShopBot Desktop

Our affordable, smaller-sized ShopBot Desktop is a digital fabrication powerhouse. It's built to perform like a big tool, built to be rugged, and built to last. Choose from two deck options: an aluminum tool deck or a Universal Vacuum hold down deck.

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In addition to impressive woodworking capabilities, the Desktop delivers engraving level precision, and the power and rigidity to machine parts from wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials. The Desktop can perform a wide range of workbench, prototyping and production projects. And it is an agile platform to support your growing digital fabrication interests and needs.

Desktop with Aluminum Deck

The Desktop with Aluminum Deck (general purpose deck) comes standard with an attached MDF spoil board and is considered our most versatile deck option for a wide variety of machining options. Because the Desktop is completely open underneath and the aluminum deck can be partially or completely removed, you can add widely available dovetailing or end-milling attachments.

Desktop with Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck

The Desktop with Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck kit includes a plywood plenum, MDF spoil board, and the ShopBot VacuubeTM for quick hold down of sheet goods. This deck option is not optimal for cutting small parts, but is well-suited for large parts without additional hold down from screws, nylon nails, or tabs. There is increased environmental noise due to the vacuum motor and hearing protection is highly recommended (82db).

See the Hold Down at a Glance chart for more information on hold down.

You may also be interested in our Desktop Max model or our Desktop MAX ATC.

2 Deck Options: Aluminum “T” slot extrusion, with MDF spoil board [optional, removable] OR Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck with ShopBot Vacuube™ kit, with plywood plenum and MDF spoil board
Drive System: 4 motors with integral, Teflon-coated precision lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis(1X, 2Y, 1Z)
Integral guard and dust skirt
Cut Speed: 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)
Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second (150mm/sec)
Resolution: 0.00025” (.00635mm)
Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps
Frame: Machined aluminum members that are bolted together
Linear Bearings: Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis
ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC
Each new ShopBot tool includes powerful design software to create to create CNC projects.
Includes simple, quick-start set-up guide
Desktop can be ordered with a CE Package
Show dimensions in   Imperial   Metric  Units
Cut/Movement Area** 24” x 18” x 3.5” 610mm x 460mm x 140mm
Footprint 39” x 30” x 30” 990mm x 760mm x 760mm
Nominal Cutting area and Total Movement Area refer to the areas that can be covered using a single z-axis.
Actual cutting width is decreased by 10” when using a second Z axis.
Spindle VFD ts to the right side of the gantry
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XYZ Movement: 25.2” x 20” x 5.5” 640mm x 508mm x 139.7mm
Weights: If crated, add 178 lbs.
103 lbs [no deck, no cutter]
148 lbs [total weight with aluminum deck and spindle]
170 lbs [total weight with universal hold down deck and spindle]
Crate dimensions: 44.5" x 55.75" x 37.5", weight: 220 lbs, loading dock, forklift or lift gate service is recommended
Collets: Includes one 1/4" and one 1/2" desktop collet and collet nut (ER20)
Cut Speed: 4 inches per second 100mm/sec
Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second 150mm/sec
Resolution: 0.00025” .00635mm
Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps

While there are endless possibilities of what you can do with the ShopBot Desktop, here are a few examples of areas where people are putting their CNC tool to use:

Sign Making

Sign makers are using CNC for 3D carving, V-bit carving, profile contouring, fluting, and engraving. It also provides them with the opportunity to cut their own channel letter components, frames, posts, and borders in-house.

Learn more about Signmaking with CNC


High-volume furniture and millwork companies, as well as novice and master craftsmen, are embracing CNC technology. Craftsmen are quickly realizing that the CNC process doesn’t jeopardize their pieces' authenticity; it only adds to quality and uniqueness of the finished product.

Learn more about Woodworking with CNC


Whatever size manufacturing business you have, success today is about agility. ShopBot tools give you the ability to accommodate shifting priorities.

Learn more about manufacturing with CNC.


No educational setting is complete without a ShopBot. Our digital fabrication tools take STEM learning to the next level.

Learn more about CNC in education.

Subscription CNC - a new way to put a ShopBot to work for you. - Learn More

Desktop Enclosures

The Desktop Mini Enclosure allows you to keep hands safely out of your Desktop cutting area, and help keep chips and dust off your floor. Easily attaches to ShopBot Desktop t-slot deck with included hardware. The front panel is easily removed for easy access to the tool bed. Enclosure is made from Duraplex- Impact resistant acrylic. Color shown in product rendering is for display purposes only, actual product is clear.

Desktop Mini Enclosure (#18103) $195

The Invision Full Enclosure allows you to keep hands safely out of the Desktop cutting area, and helps keep chips and dust off your floor. It is made from Lexan, impact resistant polycarbonate glass. Color shown in product rendering is for display purposes only, actual product is clear.

Invision Full Enclosure for Desktop (#005976) $1200


Below are some of our most popular tool configurations. We have a wide range of accessories to customize your tool to meet your business needs. Contact your ShopBot specialist today at 1-888-680-4466. Request a Quote or Get in Touch for a general question or inquiry.

Still can't find the perfect tool? There are many other ShopBot tool configurations available. For custom quotes and questions with your pricing, contact our sales team. We’re happy to help.

Desktop D2418 with HSD 1hp Spindle

24" x 18" x 5.5"
ShopBot Desktop D2418 with 24"x18" cutting area, 5.5" Z axis and 1hp 110V Single-Phase Spindle $7,615

ShopBot Control System Software.

Vectric's VCarve Pro included with tool purchase ($699 value).

ShopBot Desktop ships fully assembled and runs on standard household power. Availabe in both 110v and 220/230v.

Liftgate service is recommended.

Shipping and tax where applicable, will be added at time of quote request.


ShopBot offers accessories and add-ons for your tool. Here are a few of our most popular items.

Rotary Indexer

Rotary Indexer

Like a lathe, a rotary indexer provides a 4th rotary axis for turning a part, but it also provides precise “indexed” control over rotation.

Learn more about CNC Indexers
Desktop Invision Full Enclosure

Invision Full Enclosure

The Invision Full Enclosure allows you to keep hands safely out of the Desktop cutting area, and helps keep chips and dust off your floor. It is made from Lexan, impact resistant polycarbonate glass.

Learn more about the Full Enclosure
Desktop Starter Bit Kit

Desktop Starter Bit Kit

Includes a selection of 7 bits to get you well on your way to cutting various projects..

Learn more about the Starter Bit Kit
Edge Clamp Joinery Jig

Edge Clamp Joinery Jig

Create unique and impressive dovetails and add a creative touch to mortis and tenon joints. Use this jig for many varieties of end-milling on projects.

Learn more about the Edge Clamp Jig

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Toll Free: 1-888-680-4466

Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm EST

After Hours Tech Support
Monday–Friday: 5pm–9pm EST
Saturday–Sunday: 8am–9pm EST

Office Closure
ShopBot Tools, Inc. is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Outside of normal office hours, we regularly check for support requests, email and phone messages. To make sure we can get back to you as soon as possible, leave a phone number or return email address where you will be available.